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N.H. Authors Series Presents Tor Seidler Oct. 16

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The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, launches its 2011-2012 season with an interview with Tor Seidler Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in the library’s 5th floor reading room. The authors series takes place three times a year, bringing to UNH writers who are New Hampshire natives or who live or teach in the Granite State.

Local author Rebecca Rule leads the talks, which take place in front of a live audience for future broadcasting and web streaming on www.nhptv.org/authors.

Seidler was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Vermont and later, Washington state. His first book “The Dulcimer Boy” was published in 1979.

Set in New England, “The Dulcimer Boy” follows the adventures of William, who along with his twin brother, Jules, and a dulcimer, is placed in a basket outside the door of his distant relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Carbuncle, before his widowed father goes off to sea.

The selfish Carbuncles mistreat the twins for many years and finally attempt to take the dulcimer and sell it. William, with the dulcimer, runs away in search of his father and of answers to who he really is and how he can rescue his brother from the clutches of the Carbuncles

Seidler’s other books include “A Rat’s Tale”; “The Wainscott Weasel”, an ALA Notable Book; “Terpin”; and “Mean Margaret”, selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997.

Seidler lives in New York City where he teaches  in the MFA writing program at the New School.

Rebecca Rule interviews her guests in the style of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, creating the sense of a casual conversation with her guests.
The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, use our online registration form. For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call 2-1540.